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Balsamic vinegar adds zing to this recipe for strawberry-balsamic swirl.

Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes
Stand: 5 minutes
Freeze: 4 hours
Makes 10 servings

1 cup balsamic vinegar
3⁄4 cup sugar
3⁄4 cup water
1 pound hulled strawberries

1. Boil balsamic vinegar about 12 minutes or until syrupy and reduced to 1⁄4 cup; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 30 seconds, remove from heat, and let cool 5 minutes.

3. Puree the strawberries and sugar syrup in blender.

4. Fill 10 pop molds halfway with the strawberry puree; freeze 1 hour or until somewhat firm. Top with the balsamic reduction, pour in the remaining strawberry puree, and add the pop sticks; freeze 3 hours or until firm. (Serving size: 1 pop)

Calories 89; Fat 1g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 0g; Carbohydrate 22g; Sugars 21g; Fiber 1g; Iron 0mg; Sodium 7mg; Calcium 15mg